9th November 2017 in Press

Liaison Rewarded For Specialist Payroll Contribution

November 2017

Worcester-based Liaison, the leading supplier of temporary workforce management solutions to the NHS, has been awarded the title of Specialist Payroll & HR Provider Team of the Year at the 2017 Rewards, formerly known as the Payroll World Awards.

The award recognises the firm’s work with the NHS through its TempRE service which enables trusts and boards to directly engage temporary workers, reducing their reliance on agencies while delivering greater transparency, visibility and control. Liaison won the title of Specialist Payroll Provider of the Year at the Payroll World Awards in 2016.

Liaison was acknowledged for delivering a saving to the NHS of at least £26m from April 2016/17 and the support it offered to more than 15,000 NHS workers and 2,000 trust administrators and managers this year on new public sector off-payroll rules (IR35).

Judith Shaw, Director of Workforce Management at Liaison, said: “It is a great achievement for us to take home an award at such a prestigious and competitive national event for the second year running. To win this honour in addition to securing a place on the shortlist in four further categories is testament to the hard work put in by all of the team here.

“Our services continue to make a positive impact within the NHS by supporting trusts in securing the most cost effective route to fill vacant shifts, building staff banks and encouraging further collaboration between trusts and health boards on temporary workforce and data sharing, we are seeing costs reduced, which is helping to ease the strain on NHS finances.”

Liaison provides weekly payroll, specialist software and management information (MI) which puts it in a unique position with temporary workforce intelligence. The data shows trusts where the same locum has been paid through Liaison’s payroll at different rates and highlights where trusts could make savings if they kept rates consistent. Its benchmarking publications offer the largest review of NHS spending on medical locums ever carried out.

Liaison was also shortlisted for Best Employer, Payroll & HR Provider of the Year, the Customer Service Award and the Service Provider Team Award.